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On Wednesday Volvo introduced the U.S. to its all-new 2016 XC90 seven-passenger SUV at the LA Auto Show and among variants is its first hybrid for this market – a plug-in model. A non-plug-in hybrid version is not being imported, and Volvo is going straight to the top with the large, opulently appointed family hauler/executive […]

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The present Volt is a four-seat vehicle, a sore point for some would-be buyers, and General Motors has designed a compromise solution that might be called a 4.5 seater. This week a focus group of Volt owners was permitted a sneak preview of the 2016 Volt prior to its January reveal in Detroit and technically […]

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Facing Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, Honda is getting back in the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle battle and enters this fight with futuristic looks and a promise to come to market by 2016. Honda revealed yesterday, November 17, in Japan, the FCV Concept, Honda’s fuel-cell vehicle concept. Honda did so a few days before the start […]

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Priced like a Lexus, and with customer service promised to be as good as Toyota’s up-market line too, its Mirai fuel cell sedan will be priced when launched next year from $57,500 with fuel included for initial buyers. Lease prices for the car loosely likened to a next Prius will be $499 per month for […]

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By now maybe you’ve heard Honda is back in the hybrid game in a big way with its 50-mpg Accord Hybrid. The company that launched America’s first hybrid in December 1999 then fell behind Toyota in hybridization as it also introduced a 2004 Accord Hybrid V6 only to cancel it in 2007 now needs no […]

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Tesla is an American company operating on American soil, manufacturing and exporting American cars built by Americans. See a theme there? And in keeping with that, the company stylized a Model S in camouflaged colors with patriotic military insignias for Veterans Day today, as it wages an ongoing campaign for the hearts and minds of […]

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There are now a baker’s dozen electric cars for sale in the U.S., but many people are still learning about them. This is understandable as they’re yet a relatively new type of car, for now only the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Ford Focus Electric, and Mitsubishi i-MiEV are sold nationwide, and the […]

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A lot of people agree the Lexus CT 200h is a sporty looking car. It’s won a number of honors and awards since its 2011 launch, ranks among best sellers in the entry luxury segment, but as is true of any vehicle, it can’t be everything to everyone. Refreshed for 2014, carried forth for 2015, […]

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Do you have an interest in automotive journalism, environmental issues, sustainable transportation, and have your finger on the pulse of the auto industry? If so, maybe we should talk. This website is growing and in need of a couple freelance writers to post daily alternative-energy transportation focused news briefs. Opportunities for advancement for the right […]

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The former 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) world record of 2.134 seconds was just unofficially beaten with a 1.785-second run by “Grimsel,” an all-wheel-drive, European student-built EV racer nearly twice as quick as the Tesla Model S P85D. The point here is not that Tesla’s car is slow – it is not. Rather, one point could […]

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